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What is language? How do we learn meaning in a new language? What is easy and hard about learning another language? And what is the best way to teach other languages? This free online course suggests some answers to these questions. It has been developed by the University of Southampton and the British Council, and draws on their exciting joint online course, MA in English Language Teaching. If you are a fully participating learner in “Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching,” you will be eligible to apply for a scholarship to cover part of the MA fees. The course takes place over four weeks. Explore second language learning and what it means to learn language Consider language classrooms and how teaching affects our language learning Look at the use of technology in teaching, and its benefits and challenges for language learning. Finally, we will investigate the case of English – the most widely learnt and taught language in the world. (Course Image ©ivosar/Shutterstock)

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More than 110 mentors and tutors and 40 visits More than 110 mentors and tutors and 40 visits 10Dec By admin Comments To express our thankfulness to everybody involved we would like to share this presentation showing the highlights of our 12-week incubator with four intensive residential sessions in some of Europe’s most innovative cities. Our selection and incubation process would have not been possible without our Jury chaired by Lord Puttnam; more than 110 mentors and tutors and many facilitators that helped us to prepare more than 40 private meetings, visits, workshops or webinars.

When Emotional Intelligence Goes Wrong “People skills” are almost always assumed to be a good thing. Search employment ads and you will find them listed as a qualification for a startling array of jobs, including Applebee’s host, weight-loss specialist, CEO, shoe salesperson, and (no joke) animal-care coordinator. The notion that people smarts might help you succeed got a boost a quarter century ago, when the phrase emotional intelligence, or EI, entered the mainstream. Coined in a 1990 study [1], the term was popularized by Daniel Goleman’s 1995 book [2]. Since then, scores of researchers have shown how being in touch with feelings—both your own and other people’s—gives you an edge: compared with people who have average EI, those with high EI do better at work [3], have fewer health problems [4], and report greater life satisfaction [5]. Finally, a note of caution to those hoping high EI might help them get ahead: it is not always an asset.

The 16 Best Resources for Teaching a Foreign Language According to infoplease, there are more than 6,500 languages spoken in the world, each with its own unique culture and way of thinking and communicating. As globalization barrels forward, learning a foreign language becomes ever more important and beneficial for students. However, learning another language is difficult; if you are a foreign language teacher, how can you make the process easier and more enjoyable for your students?

How thousands can join free English language online course From 1 September 2014, you can learn English through our first massive open online course (MOOC), ‘Exploring English: language and culture Opens in a new tab or window.’ on FutureLearn Opens in a new tab or window.. Irene Lavington of the British Council's English product development team explains how it works and why we are adding this new dimension to our English teaching. What is a massive open online course (MOOC)? A massive open online course (MOOC) is a free online learning course, to which an unlimited number of students can sign up. Starting in the US, MOOCs have emerged as a major new phenomenon over recent years, and their popularity has spread across the world. Phrases with the preposition IN - Games to learn English Prepositions are one of the favourite test items. They appear at tests like FCE or CAE and if you know them then you can get a lot of points. Moreover, if you use the prepositions correctly, people find it easier to understand you.

M&L webinar: Exploring different video formats in MOOCs Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 14:30 - 15:30 M&L webinar: Exploring different video formats in MOOCs Why tidying up could change your life I am stuffing a letter between two books when I realise my possessions are in charge of me. It’s a hoarder’s attempt at tidying: hiding stuff inside other stuff. My coffee table groans under books, digital devices, coffee cups, lint rollers, newspapers and one or both of my kittens, Ollie and Sebastian. Bottles of toiletries line the bathroom mirror collecting dust, and upstairs cubbyholes burst with clothes I no longer wear. Let’s not even talk about my inbox, crammed with unread emails. Capital - Secrets of learning a language — quickly Picture this: You want to apply for a dream assignment abroad. There’s just one problem. You need foreign language skills that you don't have — and time is not on your side. It might sound like an impossible task, but according to language experts, you can learn basic communication skills in weeks and master the basics of a foreign language in several months. While you might not quickly reach the fluency that allows you to understand great foreign literature classics, you can, though, quickly hone in on phrases and technical language specific to your needs whether you are working with the diplomatic service or a blue chip multinational.

19 Successful Online English Teachers Share Their Tips and Resources for Planning Online Lessons Thanks to everyone who contributed! I receive A LOT of emails from online teachers (and online teachers to be) about planning; namely, what they should include in their lessons and what resources they should use. As there are many areas of English and different teaching methods, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Interactive listening and speaking Below you will find ideas that you can use with lower-level and higher-level students to develop their interactive listening skills and as a result their ability to interact. Lower levels 1. Choose any dialogue, for example a dialogue involving someone checking into a hotel. You can use your course book for this or any other listening skills book. 2. Tell students that they are going to hear part of a conversation in a hotel or whatever other situation you have chosen. 3.

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